Dallas CDAO Community


Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CDAOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

Dallas CDAO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Dallas CDAO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CDAOs, for CDAOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Aamer Charania

Best Buy
Head of Applied Machine Learning

Jayadev Gopinath

SVP of Data Engineering & Data Science

Murali Kallem

Head of Office of Data

Sonia Khosla

Globe Life
SVP, Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Sanjeev Kumar

VP, Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Mano Mannoochahr

SVP, Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Suzi Myers

Head of Enterprise Business Intelligence

Mark Nance

American Fidelity Corporation
Chief Data Officer

Phanii Pydimarri

Health Care Service Corporation
Head of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships

Latheef Syed

Vice President Data Products & Governance for Data & Analytics/ AI.

Governing Body Members

Lak Ayyar

Banco Santander
Head of Data Platforms & Architecture

Sankar Bala

Managing Director, Deal Advisory & Strategy

Monish Balasundaram

Head of Analytics

Prashanth Brahmandam

Meta Platforms
Global Head of Strategy, Technology & Analytics

Brandon Brown

Vital Energy
Vice President & CIO

Antonio Carbajal

VP, Data Science

Amberle Carter

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Marcelo Casas

GM Financial
Chief Data Science Officer

Jason Clark


Jennifer Dahl

The Clorox Company
Executive Director , Enterprise Master Data and Governance

Mansi Deshpande

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

Ibrahim Itani

Marathon Petroleum
Head of Analytics and lnnovation

Atul Jain

Head of AI/ML and Data Platform Engineering and Ops

Jason Jue

IT Technical Director - Insurance Architecture

Shrikanth Kannan

Sr. Director Data Services

Pankaj Kenjale

Group VP - AI, Analytics and Data R&D

Livia Kessler

Bon Secours Mercy Health
Head of Analytics Delivery

Vino Kingston

Lockheed Martin
Head of Data Platforms & Technologies, Sr. Manager

Naren Kumar

Exeter Finance
EVP, Chief Data Officer

Farukh Lakhani

Essilor of America
Sr. Director Sales Analytics and Operations

Amar Lingam

Head of Enterprise Advanced Analytics & Data Science/AI

Sri Mandavilli

Vice President - Global Digital & Data Analytics

Manish Motiramani

Director, Analytics & Insights, Global Operation

Justin Nguyen

Head of CS Data Engineering and Analytics

Jas Pannu

Staff Vice President, Data and Analytics

Charan Randhawa

At Home
Vice President, Data & Analytics Pricing Strategy

Nick Reddy

Baylor Scott & White Health
Chief Digital Officer

Jayesh Shah

VP of Digital Transformation

Chintan Shah

Global Head - Analytics

Seemit Sheth

Executive Management, Data Science

Zul Sidi

Bank of America
Head of Data & Analytics-Retail, Preferred & Wealth Management

Harveer Singh

Western Union
Chief Data Architect & Global Head of Data

Shri Prakash Singh

Head of Data Science and analytics

Vivek Thakral

Raytheon Technologies
Executive IT - Strategy & Transformation

James Varkey

Head of Master Data Governance, Director

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CDAOs today.

  1. Foster a Strong Data and Analytics Function Through Leadership and Influence
  2. Restructuring Data Strategy and Governance to Responsibly Deploy Generative AI
  3. Enhance Data Literacy Across the Organization to Drive Business Value

Upcoming Programs


June 11, 2024 | 1 day

Dallas CDAO Executive Summit

Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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July 25, 2024 | 1 hour

Dallas CDAO Town Hall

Dallas CDAO Town Hall

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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September 18, 2024 | an evening

Dallas CDAO Inner Circle

Third Rail

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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